Researchers find concerns related to Medicaid managed care in Iowa

A new study from the University of Iowa College of Public Health suggests that there are serious and persistent concerns related to access and quality of care under managed care for at least some participants in Iowa. Published September 24, 2020

Sharma comments on nursing home residents’ social isolation

As nursing homes are staying locked down indefinitely to try to protect residents from COVID-19, social isolation is a growing concern. "We have evidence on the negative impact of social isolation and loneliness," says Hari Sharma, CPH assistant professor. "And anything that facilities could do to help residents with this is going to be very helpful." (Iowa Public Radio) Published September 24, 2020

From the Front Row: Two CPH alumni talk career paths, mentorship, and perseverance

In the latest podcast, From the Front Row hosts Steve Sonnier and Emma Meador interview 2020 CPH Outstanding Alumni Award winners Kari Harland and Ty Borders. Published September 24, 2020

Casteel comments on online and in-person learning

Like many other professors, Carri Casteel, CPH associate professor of occupational and environmental health, debated how to best offer her class. Casteel sent an anonymous survey to her students and found that half of the students preferred going online. (Daily Iowan) Published September 23, 2020

Book Club: First discussion is Oct. 15

Everyone is invited to join an informal, small group discussion of the prologue and Part I of "Stamped from the Beginning" on Thursday, Oct. 15, at 11 a.m.  Published September 23, 2020

Need a Zoom background? We’ve got you covered

For those times when you may need to cover up a slightly messy room, check out the new CPH-themed Zoom backgrounds. You can also find CPH logos, PowerPoint and poster templates, and more to download. Published September 23, 2020

Free books available for students

All CPH students are encouraged to pick up a free copy of "Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America" by Ibram X. Kendi, the CPH Book Club selection for 2020. Paperbacks or ebooks are available. Published September 23, 2020

UI creates new DEI Style Guide

The UI Office of Strategic Communication has published a new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion style guide to assist in answering questions and provide thoughtful guidance on topics that may arise when creating or editing content. The document offers guidance on gender, race and ethnicity, immigration, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+, and people from low-income backgrounds. Published September 23, 2020